Women In Wellness: Taylor Welch of
Eve by Taylor On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing
Intuitive living — There is an abundance of information available to us on so many different platforms. I think as a society, we have gotten so far away from “what makes me feel good” and closer to what we hear is good for us. Intuitive living is a lifestyle that I live and teach to my clients. Being in tune with your mind, body, and soul eliminates the gray area.
As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Taylor Welch.
Taylor Welch has been in the health and wellness industry for over a decade as a personal trainer, registered nutrition specialist, and gym manager. Taylor works with clients all over the country and the world to help them reach their fitness and health goals. She is passionate about supporting and empowering women, which is why she opened her women-only fitness studio, Eve by Taylor in February 2022.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?
I grew up in West Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University. I have a wonderful family and amazing husband.
For the last decade, health and wellness have been my core passions. Over the years, I have built my own brand styled towards empowering women and helping them realize their full personal potential. My approach to achieving results is fashioned by intentional focus and commitment to both mental and physical well-being.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career?
I decided to uproot and move to Dallas about three and a half years ago. This was a big step for me because my career was in a fantastic place, but I knew I wanted to do more in a bigger city and fulfill the dream I always had. I knew that I would have to start from the bottom and build my way back up, but hard work has never been something that scares me.
What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?
Not being afraid to fail and knowing that it’s okay to do so. Resilience, perseverance, and taking “failures” for what they are and nothing more. Failing is essential to success. It teaches you how to be better at what you do.
Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting?
As a business owner, I strive to be liked by everyone that walks in the door. My biggest mistake starting out was trying to cater to everyone. I found myself questioning if everyone enjoyed the workout or their time spent in the studio. If I sensed that one person didn’t love it, I would start to worry or feel like I didn’t meet their expectations. In reality, you can’t be everything for everyone and grow your business in a meaningful way.
Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
I had to remind myself that no one knows my brand and my business better than me. I had to learn quickly to trust myself and stick to what I know and what I created, rather than question myself.
When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?
A lot of people talk about fitness as a lifestyle, but I believe it’s more than just physical fitness in your everyday life. Equally as much, if not more, focus should be given to mental health. I tell my clients that “it starts in the mind” — displacing negative thoughts and perceptions to focus on your capabilities and potential.
Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing? Please give an example or story for each.
5. Commit yourself to a set of goals
4. Make little changes to your everyday routine. Rushing in with big changes often has far less success
3. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people
2. Don’t be disarmed by setbacks
1. Think, act, and live intuitively
If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?
There is an abundance of information available to us on so many different platforms. I think as a society, we have gotten so far away from “what makes me feel good” and closer to what we hear is good for us.
Intuitive living is a lifestyle that I live and teach to my clients. Being in tune with your mind, body, and soul eliminates the gray area.
What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?
- You can’t be everything to everyone
- Set realistic expectations
- Worry less, celebrate more
- Recognize your accomplishments, early and often
- Success is not solely based off sales
Sustainability, veganism, mental health and environmental challenges are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?
Mental health by far. Mental health is something that I think is very under-discussed when it comes to being fully healthy. I truly believe that everything starts in the mind.
What is the best way our readers can follow you online?
My website www.evebytaylor.com or Instagram @evebytaylor
My website also has a private community for women to join: “eve community”
Thank you for these fantastic insights!